IZAKAYA REN SUSHI & SAKE BAR

category: Sushi restaurant, Asian restaurant, Japanese restaurant
address: 2948 Dougherty Ferry Rd, St. Louis, MO 63122, United States
Phone: +1 636-825-3737
worktime:
DayTime
MondayClosed
Tuesday11 AM–2 PM-4:30–9 PM
Wednesday11 AM–2 PM-4:30–9 PM
Thursday11 AM–2 PM-4–9 PM
Friday11 AM–2 PM-4:30–9:30 PM
Saturday4:30–9 PM
Sunday4:30–8:30 PM

site: http://izakaya-ren.com/
rayting: 4.5
services: Service options: Delivery, Takeaway, Dine-in,
Highlights: Fast service, Great tea selection,
Popular for: Lunch, Dinner, Solo dining,
Accessibility: Wheelchair-accessible car park, Wheelchair-accessible entrance, Wheelchair-accessible seating, Wheelchair-accessible toilet,
Offerings: Alcohol, Beer, Cocktails, Happy-hour drinks, Happy-hour food, Healthy options, Small plates, Spirits, Vegetarian options, Wine,
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Seating,
Amenities: Bar on site, Toilets,
Atmosphere: Casual, Cosy, Trendy,
Crowd: Groups,
Planning: Accepts reservations,
Payments: Credit cards, Debit cards, NFC mobile payments, Credit cards,
Children: High chairs,
Parking: Free parking lot, Parking,


Name: S**** S******
Date: 2024-02-02 01:54:52
Rating: 1
Comment: Im extremely disappointed in the way my wife was treated when you forgot 2 tuna towers that were part of our online order. It took way too much effort to receive the missing items from our order. Might not come back.

Name: J* M******
Date: 2023-12-31 22:19:59
Rating: 5
Comment: My new go-to for sushi. Really delicious food.

Name: V******* J******
Date: 2023-11-25 23:00:46
Rating: 5
Comment: Wonderful restaurant! Great sushi, fast and friendly service. Reasonable prices and quality food! Wish I could give 10 stars! We will definitely be returning
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Name: L***** P******
Date: 2023-11-03 21:17:03
Rating: 4
Comment: Good but a little pricey!

Name: S******
Date: 2023-09-30 02:22:57
Rating: 3
Comment: Was pretty mediocre. Wasnt anything special but wasnt terrible either

Name: N*** T*****
Date: 2023-09-28 23:39:54
Rating: 2
Comment: Limited selection on rolls.... Over 10 mins in waiting for our check as I write this. Food quality is good... Service is extremely slow

Name: D** S****
Date: 2023-09-17 23:24:29
Rating: 4
Comment: Really good food, little pricey but you get what you pay for in this case. Good service and atmosphere.

Name: R**** N******
Date: 2023-09-10 20:33:31
Rating: 5
Comment: Im not from around here, but someone recommended this place to me, and I must say, its one of the best restaurants Ive ever been to. The staff really took great care of me, and Ill definitely be coming back.
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Name: E**** B****
Date: 2023-09-04 21:45:05
Rating: 3
Comment: The food here was very average for how expensive it is. The whole experience was not memorable. I don’t think I would go back just due to the prices not really being worth it.
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Name: L** S****
Date: 2023-06-13 17:43:20
Rating: 2
Comment: Mega expensive for what you get. Rice bowls are $15 for $3-4 worth of food. Chicken teriyaki bowl was just sliced plain chicken on a bit of rice with a cup of teriyaki on the side. Could do that at home with 0 effort. At least we got 1 piece of broccoli each 😂 Havent tried the rolls, but why would I when I could get it cheaper elsewhere. Atmosphere is awesome though. Would like the place if prices were cheaper/bigger portions
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Name: Z*** C
Date: 2023-04-30 01:04:49
Rating: 5
Comment: Very attentive, friendly staff. The food was delicious too

Name: A***** C*****
Date: 2023-04-29 17:54:28
Rating: 4
Comment: Excellent sushi selection and very tasty too.

Name: B****** T
Date: 2023-04-20 13:04:21
Rating: 5
Comment: The food was amazing and totally worth the price. The staff was super nice. They look like they have some really cool drinks and I cant wait to go back and try them.

Name: S**** R
Date: 2023-03-25 23:57:12
Rating: 5
Comment: Great food and great service. If you like sushi, you need to give this place a try. We came at 7:30PM on a Friday night. It was busy, but we were able to sit down without a wait. Cocktails and beer were tasty as well.
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Name: T**** M****
Date: 2023-03-16 03:02:31
Rating: 5
Comment: This is maybe my favorite sushi restaurant in STL! The calamari is amazing, although a bit on the pricey side. I always get the American Idol roll. I have tried the bulgogi don, shrimp & veggie tempura, and a few others of their rolls. Everything is always delicious!
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Name: D**** N******
Date: 2023-03-14 18:32:48
Rating: 5
Comment: Its a really great place to get some really good sushi. Great atmosphere and service every time Ive been here.

Name: D**** M****
Date: 2023-02-15 02:21:46
Rating: 2
Comment: Ordered via Postmates. Worst value in quite sometime. Never review but seriously, if you’re not going in person move on to the next sushi restaurant.The value is atrocious.

Name: E*** R***
Date: 2023-02-12 15:43:57
Rating: 5
Comment: Staff was friendly, sushi and sashimi were very fresh and tasty!
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Name: H*** J***** S** L** B***** V***** (* �**
Date: 2023-02-07 09:54:30
Rating: 4
Comment: Long time regular!😋

Name: M****** B*****
Date: 2023-01-22 01:42:40
Rating: 5
Comment: Nice and fast.
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Name: D**** H**** I*
Date: 2023-01-14 16:24:33
Rating: 5
Comment: The best sushi place in the area! Ive never had anything here that I wouldnt recommend. We often get the bulgogi roll and the Corona, both are excellent. The fish is always fresh and the rice is always perfectly cooked. They also have outstanding gyoza and other appetizers. And dont forget to ask for fresh wasabi!

Name: J**** Y*****
Date: 2022-11-20 04:38:03
Rating: 5
Comment: We went in mostly for the sake (which was really good). And we had a variety of the appetizers that were all tasty. Ill definitely be back to try more of the menu.

Name: K*** S
Date: 2022-09-19 13:55:28
Rating: 4
Comment: Excellent sushi with nice large rolls! Fish tasted very fresh, and they have raw wasabi available!Like that theres a cucumber wrapped roll, not east to find this!Miso soup was not hot and roll prices were high, but very good spot!!
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Name: j********
Date: 2022-09-13 22:02:58
Rating: 5
Comment: Ive been going here fairly frequently with friends and the sushi is amazing every time. Service can be hit or miss mainly because they, like everywhere else, are experiencing staffing issues. I completely understand and still highly recommend them. Ive had an enjoyable experience every time and the food is worth every penny.

Name: g**********
Date: 2022-08-17 18:45:14
Rating: 5
Comment: Wonderful food. Elegantly presented sashimi, sushi, takoyaki, gyoza, udon, don buri (bowls of food), and other Japanese options. Many many types of sushi rolls. In total, there is not only more than standard Japanese fare, but it is also delicious, high quality, and beautifully presented. Many different sakes, mixed drinks, and Japanese beers along with international Gin, bourbon, tequila, rum options. They even have Japanese soda pop. Friendly and helpful staff. Lovely decor with exquisite hand painted scenes. I had been there once before and couldn’t wait to go back for seconds to show my adult son who also, this day enjoyed his food immensely.
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Name: S L*
Date: 2022-08-15 17:41:57
Rating: 5
Comment: Environment is good. Service is great. Price is reasonable. Ordered two rolls from chef’s special. They are both awesome.

Name: J***** T***
Date: 2022-08-06 01:58:59
Rating: 5
Comment: Small portions for the price but worth it in my opinion. Everything tasted superb.

Name: G*** B****
Date: 2022-08-01 01:37:04
Rating: 4
Comment: Not the best sushi Ive ever had, but okay. Very expensive for lunch.

Name: A******** F********
Date: 2022-07-28 15:53:26
Rating: 5
Comment: So glad I found this place very close to my house. Quality is amazing and all the people in there are very friendly.
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Name: D**** K*****
Date: 2022-07-20 17:52:02
Rating: 5
Comment: The sushi was fresh and mostly American style. We had the house salad which was good, not sweet at all. The menu had a lot of Korean and Japanese standards. Really cool decor, all black with white paintings and silver bamboo pieces .

Name: K**** M******
Date: 2022-07-12 17:06:14
Rating: 5
Comment: We order this often for sushi take out. Its always delicious and comes very fast. One of our favorite Sushi restaurants near us.

Name: M****** G*****
Date: 2022-07-02 15:46:42
Rating: 4
Comment: The food was great! The food pictured is the tuna tower, double crab (roll on the left), and the corona (roll on the right) we will eat here again because the food was worth it. I gave them a 4 star rating because the staff wasn’t friendly and weren’t very attentive. After being seated it took almost 20 minutes for them to ask about drinks and after asking it took them another 15 minutes to bring out our waters which never got refilled. And the rest of the meal the service was the same way. Hopefully they can get better staffed soon!
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Name: R** W****
Date: 2022-06-30 02:10:20
Rating: 5
Comment: The food was amazing.

Name: M*** D****
Date: 2022-06-09 18:58:09
Rating: 4
Comment: Wonderful little place. Sushi tastes fresh and service is great. Miso soup is some of the best Ive had.

Name: J** P*****
Date: 2022-05-27 10:15:22
Rating: 5
Comment: Everything we had was really good, got a bunch of apps and Bolgogi beef for main. very nice staff and atmosphere

Name: D***** W******
Date: 2022-05-17 05:12:02
Rating: 5
Comment: I enjoyed the sushi and the service was great
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Name: J******* �**** L****
Date: 2022-05-10 13:44:47
Rating: 5
Comment: For Sushi in St Louis I would rank Izakaya Ren as 1) having the best service of any top tier Sushi Restaurant in STL and 2) for the price the best Sushi.The quality of ingredients and skill taken to prepare at times seems lost on the patrons or they are just fully unaware how rare it is to be served REAL wasabi with their sushi instead of the standard green horseradish paste.Easily the most underrated sushi place in all of St Louis.

Name: J***** D*****
Date: 2022-04-23 20:12:05
Rating: 5
Comment: Compared to many sushi places they have all of your normal rolls but actually have some more unique options that have always been outstanding. Service is consistently good and rarely much of a wait.

Name: A***** D********
Date: 2022-04-23 03:33:20
Rating: 5
Comment: Amazing!! Hidden gem! Their tuna tower is to die for. Best sushi in town.

Name: T*** S******
Date: 2022-04-09 02:15:27
Rating: 3
Comment: Unfortunately the restaurant smelled like smoke. Service was extremely slow, but the sushi was excellent. Probably a better option for carryout rather than dine-in.

Name: J***** C**
Date: 2022-04-04 04:22:49
Rating: 5
Comment: Service and sushi were excellent, def going back.

Name: D**** S****
Date: 2022-03-22 22:27:36
Rating: 5
Comment: We dined inside last Friday -- first inside dining since COVID. Food was terrific as always. The hamachi collar was piping hot and delicious. We also had Unagi Don, which was also wonderful, and the sushi fish was fresh and tasty. Our server, Brendan, gave us super quick service and was really helpful with picking out menu items so that we could get enough to eat without over-ordering. (We usually just get sushi and rolls but wanted to try some new things.) Our favorite local sushi.

Name: R*** R****** (******
Date: 2022-03-21 16:32:02
Rating: 5
Comment: Awesome service and expertise preparation of very fresh sushi.

Name: L**** H***
Date: 2022-03-21 02:33:43
Rating: 5
Comment: Went there for my other halfs birthday. She wanted seafood, so she got the ooh la la shrimp roll. I a Whitaker roll, a kanpyo roll, and an oshinko roll. They were delicious.

Name: H****** B
Date: 2022-03-17 23:04:30
Rating: 5
Comment: This place was awesome. I literally just left and couldnt wait to say how great it is. The food was yummy and the staff was attentive and super friendly. I will definitely eat here again.
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Name: Z** S***
Date: 2022-02-15 02:11:02
Rating: 2
Comment: Food is good service is terrible.

Name: B****
Date: 2022-01-04 05:30:02
Rating: 1
Comment: We have ordered take out food from here several times and my biggest compliant about this place is the wait for the takeout food. When placing the order Im always told its an hour which I wait at home, then once I get there its another 30+ minutes of waiting. My most recent experience was 1 hour at home and 45 mins of waiting in the restaurant. They clearly dont understand how long it takes to cook food for takeout. Once we got the food home everything was cold and soggy. I will never buy takeout here again.

Name: L**** M******
Date: 2021-12-22 23:21:15
Rating: 3
Comment: Overpriced given the average quality and small portions

Name: N******* C******
Date: 2021-11-26 23:55:30
Rating: 5
Comment: Fresh Wasabi, great service and great place for sushi.

Name: A** H
Date: 2021-10-16 02:17:23
Rating: 2
Comment: Ordered shrimp & vegetable tempura through Door Dash. No fish broth came with it. Who does that??! Never had that happen before. And no soy sauce with my salmon avocado roll. Or chopsticks. Lame.

Name: K**** L***********
Date: 2021-08-12 00:41:58
Rating: 5
Comment: This is the best sushi Ive ever had. Everything tastes fresh. Very big menu with lots of choices.My wife and I have eaten there many times the past two months and still havent gotten the same thing twice.

Name: N******* P****
Date: 2021-07-24 01:05:05
Rating: 5
Comment: One of my favorites spots in Valley Park

Name: V**** H*******
Date: 2021-07-04 22:22:32
Rating: 4
Comment: My wife and I tried this sushi place. I got a Shirashi and my wife got some sushi nigiri. I did drink their home sake. It was very good. The Shirashi was just perfect and filled me up. The fish was very soft and pleasant.

Name: N*** M*****
Date: 2021-06-19 18:26:10
Rating: 5
Comment: Great food, decent prices, good service. Super friendly staff.

Name: B**** S*******
Date: 2021-05-16 15:29:33
Rating: 5
Comment: This place is amazing. My wife and I both got 2 rolls each and we enjoyed it so much. It was a mouth watering experience. 😋🤤 The waiter was kind, and happly offered us his recommendations on the most popular dishes. It was also cheaper then we expected it to be. We will be back the next time we are craving sushi.

Name: k**** t*******
Date: 2021-05-14 01:55:55
Rating: 5
Comment: Its sooo good to be back inside. Love this place and as always 5/5. Great staff, food, and atmosphere.
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Name: k**** s******
Date: 2021-05-13 01:11:48
Rating: 2
Comment: Food was ok and very pricey but the staff was very nice and super friendly

Name: B**** H******
Date: 2021-05-11 03:34:32
Rating: 5
Comment: Great atmosphere. Take the time to eat in.

Name: B** M*****
Date: 2021-05-09 01:21:30
Rating: 1
Comment: Terrible. I arrive when they told me the order would be ready, to be told it will be another 20min. I wait. 20mins go by and Im told itll be another 20min. Being told to wait 40 minutes longer than when my order is supposed to be ready is unacceptable. Would give 0 stars.

Name: B**** D******
Date: 2021-04-30 13:11:27
Rating: 5
Comment: Best Sushi in town!

Name: D***** H****
Date: 2021-03-06 00:18:51
Rating: 5
Comment: Our go-to sushi place. Consistent. Good staff.

Name: A** G*******
Date: 2021-01-13 01:32:50
Rating: 5
Comment: I never write review so this is say something...Such delicious sushi!!!!!!!The Spicy tuna roll is a party in your mouth.Ive been to a lot of sushi establishments but this one is the best in the STL area. Hands down! Nommmmm

Name: I****
Date: 2021-01-12 18:05:56
Rating: 5
Comment: Really good sushi with friendly service.

Name: J**** T*******
Date: 2021-01-01 22:01:47
Rating: 5
Comment: Love this place. They have traditional sushi rolls and sashimi, as well as fancier/American-style rolls with lots of fun toppings. It isnt cheap, but the fish and ingredients are freah-- and when is sushi ever cheap? The atmosphere is semi casual. Take out available during covid, which is appreciated. Try the shrimp bomb!!

Name: C******
Date: 2020-10-08 01:20:09
Rating: 5
Comment: Best sushi in town! Amazing staff! Love this place

Name: J****** B**********
Date: 2020-09-12 23:52:05
Rating: 5
Comment: Carry out service was excellent. Food was delicious.

Name: R***** S***
Date: 2020-08-23 23:10:08
Rating: 5
Comment: Great food and really nice staff

Name: R** D****
Date: 2020-08-21 21:52:35
Rating: 5
Comment: Love it, food is always exceptional.

Name: S****** E******
Date: 2020-07-06 02:02:09
Rating: 2
Comment: I had high hopes for the food, it looks like Izakaya specializes in sushi but was hoping their other dishes would be good too. Service was fast but was left dissatisfied after opening the box of the chicken teriyaki don, chicken was not flavorful. My GF got the Uboo Udon and the broth was basically unseasoned and the noodles were already slimy. I dont know if this low quality is common with Izakaya, but I would not recommend.

Name: T**** R******
Date: 2020-06-13 19:24:18
Rating: 5
Comment: The best sushi in St. Louis county! Coming from the east coast, good sushi is hard to find here. I’ve eaten at several other sushi restaurants in the great STL area and Izakaya Ren is now the only place I’ll go for sushi.

Name: C N
Date: 2020-05-21 18:08:18
Rating: 5
Comment: Casual atmosphere, high-quality, Americanized sushi. I go here once a month. Hot Sake is good, get the Baby Octopus Salad if you want to test yourself (whole baby octopi) but still enjoy a great appetizer.

Name: a**********
Date: 2020-05-02 00:14:28
Rating: 1
Comment: This salmon was really disappointing. Didn’t even look like salmon :(
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Name: C***** E
Date: 2020-04-10 21:02:10
Rating: 5
Comment: After traveling to Japan we have been looking for anything that would come even close to the sushi we had in Japan and this restaurant took us back to Japan. Highly recommend it for authentic Japanese sushi. Service was a little slow but nothing out of the ordinary. The food is what matters to me.

Name: A** M****
Date: 2020-03-10 16:56:15
Rating: 5
Comment: Sushi was fresh and delicious. Casual, comfortable atmosphere. Great service.

Name: S*** G******
Date: 2020-03-04 22:42:44
Rating: 5
Comment: Ive never been to a sushi place before and hardly like the stuff. My coworkers invited me and I have to say it was extremely good! Get there early because it gets busy pretty fast. Lots of options and the 3 rolls I got were fantastic!

Name: M******* U**** Z****
Date: 2020-02-24 21:56:55
Rating: 5
Comment: My favorite sushi place in the STL area.The fish always tastes fresh, and the sauce combinations on the rolls are excellent. Anything with the ponzu sauce is a must-try.To top it off, both the fried cheesecake and fried ice cream are excellent dessert options - generosity portioned & beautifully plated in addition to being delicious.

Name: J** M******
Date: 2020-02-23 03:16:16
Rating: 5
Comment: Excellent. Quite an unexpected surprise in Valley Park. Fish is fresh, well prepared and delicious. Grilled mackerel was excellent! Will be back.

Name: J****** D****
Date: 2020-02-15 02:19:08
Rating: 2
Comment: We love the sushi here, it’s delicious. But every time we come here the service is absolutely horrible and getting your food takes over an hour. Wish it was better as we live super close and love the food but we have never had a friendly server or positive experience. Bummer!

Name: A***** L**
Date: 2020-02-10 00:26:41
Rating: 5
Comment: I cant believe this place has been here 9 years and I never noticed. Perfect date night place Or you can do like I did and grab it to go. Staff was so warm, friendly and welcoming everything you want in a neighborhood joint

Name: M****** L*******
Date: 2020-02-09 02:19:55
Rating: 1
Comment: Service was horrible with waiters rolling their eyes at any simple request such as refilling a drink. Food was decent but service ruined the entire experience.

Name: B*** A** E*****
Date: 2020-02-08 16:21:02
Rating: 4
Comment: Adorable sushi and sake bar. Its always busy Friday night, but they still get my carryout orders ready in no time. The food is consistently good and not just the sushi. The bulgolgi wraps are quite good as well. Sushi-wise I highly recommend the Corona roll despite the current virus outbreak.

Name: W***** R******
Date: 2020-01-11 19:32:48
Rating: 5
Comment: Excellent sushi! We ordered 10 different rolls and each were unique and had a very different flavor. Highly recommended the spider roll here. Their sake and hot green tea are also excellent. Prices are good for the quality youre getting, but dining with the whole family can get a little expensive. Will eat here again.
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Name: T*** P*
Date: 2020-01-02 20:13:09
Rating: 5
Comment: Food that is always fresh and made with care. Almost always have some of their bulgogi and kalbi ribs when we visit. Sometimes gets crowded, call ahead to ask if you need reservations.

Name: K**** (*************
Date: 2019-12-22 02:02:35
Rating: 2
Comment: Good sushi. Too much tempura shrimp in the specials. The service needs a major haul.

Name: E***** P************
Date: 2019-12-06 01:59:00
Rating: 3
Comment: Food is decent. Service is subpar but not terrible. It’s weird that I wasn’t offered water at all. Sushi came out really fast! Almost like it was ready before I ordered....

Name: K*** R*****
Date: 2019-12-03 19:23:02
Rating: 5
Comment: Great food and service was on point. Definitely coming back.

Name: C******* P*****
Date: 2019-11-18 08:28:06
Rating: 5
Comment: Great food and service.

Name: k*** c****
Date: 2019-11-10 19:17:48
Rating: 4
Comment: Great food, cool atmosphere, service could improve

Name: L**** M******
Date: 2019-10-27 09:59:14
Rating: 5
Comment: My husband tolerates sushi so that I can enjoy it the once in a blue moon that we go out without kids. We had an impromptu date night and went here instead of another sushi restuarant we typically go to. Let me just say that their rolls were so phenomenal that my husband now LOVES sushi. He said, The other place is fine. But this sushi is fantastic! We will definitely be back for more date nights!

Name: A***** S***
Date: 2019-10-07 12:14:15
Rating: 5
Comment: Amazing!!!!! I am willing to drive 2 hours to eat at this place. That says enough in itself.

Name: P************ (**************
Date: 2019-09-26 20:00:37
Rating: 5
Comment: Hidden gem of a sushi place. The outside is pretty standard and unassuming but thats where the blandness stops. Their dinning room seems to be the perfect size for their business and includes booths, free standing tables, high tops, and a small bar area. The staff is always happy to see you and make the experience. Their sushi rolls are delicious and of wide variety. Its more expensive than going to eat at a chain but a good price for sushi. Highly recommend for sushi fans in the area.

Name: N***** T***
Date: 2019-09-15 05:32:48
Rating: 5
Comment: Okay, we came in 30 mins before closing. ( I know, jerky). I actually had the expectation OK on the low side food & service. Well is was like time didnt exist! Service was great, food was fast and delicious!! Speed isnt usual case in a sushi restaurant. It was also beautiful, no corners cut even though we were the only table. Thank you very much for the great experience! We will be back... Earlier next time.

Name: E**** C****
Date: 2019-09-09 01:20:08
Rating: 5
Comment: I would certainly return again, I had the salmon sashimi smoked and traditional.The pork pot stickers were perfectThe SK cocktail was awsome...

Name: J** Z*****
Date: 2019-09-08 00:49:54
Rating: 3
Comment: Underwhelming . . . Did not live up to expectations.

Name: J**** S***
Date: 2019-08-25 00:05:57
Rating: 5
Comment: Really good sushi. The egg rolls and dumplings are delicious too. Atmosphere is fairly dark and quiet.

Name: E*** O*****
Date: 2019-08-22 01:41:39
Rating: 4
Comment: We enjoyed our appetizer and sushi. The restaurant was clean and the staff was nice.

Name: N*** N**** M*****
Date: 2019-08-21 01:10:34
Rating: 5
Comment: Excellent food! Upbeat friendly service! Trendy decor. Truly enjoyed our meal. Wait staff and others seemed to enjoy working with each other. The tuna tower was absolutely delicious. The house sake ordered cold is great! You will not regret choosing this place for dinner.
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Name: M** C
Date: 2019-08-18 05:01:36
Rating: 5
Comment: I swear I cannot brag about this place enough to people. SO MUCH BETTER and cheaper than Blue Ocean and has just as much variety as blue Ocean too. The staff is SUPER chill and so nice. This whole place is just super amazing, its hard for me and my family to go to any other sushi place I wish I can rate this place higher 100/5 (Yes I meant 💯!)

Name: L*** E T****
Date: 2019-07-28 13:23:38
Rating: 4
Comment: Really good Udon and the sushi is great

Name: C**** C********
Date: 2019-07-25 02:02:25
Rating: 4
Comment: Not my favorite kind of food, but the rest of the family really enjoyed it!

Name: T***** P******
Date: 2019-07-14 00:00:06
Rating: 5
Comment: The best sushi Ive ever had, amazing service, and an environment well suited to small tables or large parties. I cannot talk highly enough of this place!

Name: A*** V********
Date: 2019-06-25 21:56:33
Rating: 5
Comment: Great restaurant -- really enjoyed the bento box for lunch. dinner is better than the average sushi restaurant.

Name: L N
Date: 2019-06-20 16:31:08
Rating: 5
Comment: The best udon Ive ever had. The broth is perfect.

Name: R***** J****
Date: 2019-06-11 17:57:21
Rating: 5
Comment: Just ate here for lunch. Prices are cheap, food portions are filling. Our server was fast. He was working alone today and tackled the lunch crowd like a seasoned professional. I highly recommend this place and will be back! :)

Name: c********** m*******
Date: 2019-05-28 12:00:58
Rating: 5
Comment: Excellent sushi with a 100 different creations. House sake is the best.

Name: J** D* C*********
Date: 2019-05-26 14:42:10
Rating: 5
Comment: Best sushi quality wise in the are

Name: A** G*****
Date: 2019-05-20 21:13:50
Rating: 4
Comment: Food was absolutely wonderful! Not sure if they understood what I was asking about gluten allergies. They werent sure if the eel sauce that was used as a garnish underneath my spring roll was gluten free although I told waiter I could not have anything with gluten or their soy sauce because it contain gluten in it.

Name: s**** S
Date: 2019-04-15 01:27:41
Rating: 5
Comment: Went here on a Sunday late afternoon. Service was nice and quick. Had the takoyaki, kimchi fried rice, and the big man roll. Delicious! Would visit again.
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Name: A***** A******
Date: 2019-03-31 23:39:47
Rating: 5
Comment: I LOVE this place! The presentation of the sushi is beautiful and it always comes out quickly. Every roll I have tried has been great! The staff is so nice, most of the time I get really good service. Ive learned there are certain servers who are knowledgeable about menu items and more attentive, I will request them if I see they are available. I have been greeted as I step in the door as well as thanked on my way out every single time. If you are in the mood for sushi and dont want to be disappointed you definitely need to try this place out!*great happy hour menu*mochi ice cream!! (Mango and strawberry are the best flavors)
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Name: B*** M*******
Date: 2019-03-20 02:32:35
Rating: 5
Comment: Fantastic food, neat place, solid service.

Name: J****** S*****
Date: 2019-03-17 19:21:58
Rating: 5
Comment: My favorite Sushi place in town. Very friendly staff, tasty Sushi and overall wonderful experience. Some of my best date nights happened here.

Name: p****** t*******
Date: 2019-03-15 01:54:24
Rating: 5
Comment: Amazing place with awesome food. Havent been disappointed in over two years.

Name: F*** N****
Date: 2019-03-04 01:42:54
Rating: 5
Comment: Great food and greaat service! The bulgogi was amazing! Highly recommend it.
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Name: B***
Date: 2019-02-21 18:14:45
Rating: 5
Comment: I just visited this place for my first time a couple days ago, and had an outstanding experience. Definitely some of the better sushi I have had in St. Louis, and the service was PERFECT. They were right on top of everything. Nice lay-out inside. . Definitely returning

Name: J*** R****
Date: 2019-02-15 04:21:19
Rating: 2
Comment: The food was ok, but the service we got was just awful. They were slow, forgot our appetizer, brought us the wrong appetizer, didnt refill our drinks until the food came, had to be reminded to bring regular silverware, and even brought us the wrong check at the end of the meal. They were very busy and were always polite, but I dont think we will be going back :(

Name: B****** G******
Date: 2019-02-14 22:32:46
Rating: 5
Comment: Great sushi, great service.
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Name: L*** S******
Date: 2019-02-14 00:21:11
Rating: 5
Comment: Great food and wonderful service. You might need to go early due to the high demand and limited seats

Name: j*** m*****
Date: 2019-02-12 08:05:37
Rating: 5
Comment: There is a little wait but the food is completely worth it! Delicious.

Name: L*** O*****
Date: 2019-02-12 02:19:03
Rating: 5
Comment: Best sushi Ive ever had!

Name: a***** m*********
Date: 2019-01-18 12:15:14
Rating: 5
Comment: This is our new favorite sushi restaurant. The sushi is very fresh and they do an excellent job of creating wonderful sushi rolls, sashimi and sushi. Last time we were in the service was a little lacking but not to the point to Warrant a downgrade to four stars.

Name: M** Z**
Date: 2018-12-30 02:02:45
Rating: 5
Comment: Love their California Rolls!

Name: W***** T***
Date: 2018-12-08 15:14:36
Rating: 4
Comment: Akadashi toufu is really good with raddish source.

Name: D***** S
Date: 2018-12-07 04:43:50
Rating: 5
Comment: The sushi was amazing here. Got the American Idol roll, as well as the Philadelphia and yum yum scallops. Only thing, was I felt the place lacked in atmosphere a little.

Name: M**** C************
Date: 2018-11-18 17:32:14
Rating: 5
Comment: Not a real izakaya, but a good sushi restaurant. Try their lemon drink, they make it in house. Bought a cup, ended up having a bottle.

Name: J***** W*****
Date: 2018-11-11 05:06:43
Rating: 5
Comment: Great from start to finish! So helpful with accommodating dietary needs! Delish!

Name: M*** K*******
Date: 2018-11-09 23:16:08
Rating: 5
Comment: Delicious selection of Japanese and Korean specialties.

Name: S**** H*****
Date: 2018-10-26 11:07:26
Rating: 5
Comment: The food and service was excellent! Thumbs up!!!!

Name: M****** R******
Date: 2018-10-16 21:38:21
Rating: 5
Comment: Best sushi in St. Louis hands down, and will make you into a fan of takoyaki if you were not already. My only complaint would be that I wish they would bring back their Oknomiyaki. It was the only place to get authentic oknomiyaki and it is gone forever. :(

Name: B***** P*****
Date: 2018-10-15 01:43:16
Rating: 5
Comment: I loooove it here! Only place Ive found with shitake sushi and its always delicious. Delightful staff, service is always friendly and quick!
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Name: D** C*****
Date: 2018-10-09 18:48:31
Rating: 5
Comment: Good food at reasonable prices. Its our go-to place for sushi when my wife and I go out.

Name: R** H********
Date: 2018-10-09 02:05:28
Rating: 5
Comment: Weve been trying so hard to get over the loss of our favorite sushi place, trying different restaurants all over town, and this one is the closest (and best!) one weve found yet! The gyoza was exactly what we were looking for, the sushi was delicious, and the chicken teriyaki don was full of flavor. We will definitely be back!

Name: J*** F****
Date: 2018-09-22 21:13:00
Rating: 3
Comment: It was friday night and we got the last table. The staff was slow and more flustered than I have seen at other crowded restaurants. I heard a waitress ask a table if they were ready for a check and the table responded that they were still waiting for their food. When our food finally arrived they only brought one of our orders and left with no indication anything else was coming. Eventually the other order came and I was told the kitchen just sends stuff out when its ready. We ordered 5 sushi rolls and I didnt find any of them to be amazing. The fried rolls were only slightly warm, not hot when they arrived. They were small for the price and when I left I was still hungry. The texture of the fried rolls reminded my girlfriend of chicken fingers and I thought it was hard and detracted from the flavor of the roll. One of the rolls we ordered was supposed to be spicy but only a couple of them actually ended up being very spicy. In general the food was relatively bland compared to sushi AI. The most expensive roll I ordered was $14 and it wasnt very flavorful. There were some rolls on the menu priced at $20. Maybe those are actually good. The staff was nice and it was a nice enough place. I greatly prefer sushi AI.

Name: K**** D*******
Date: 2018-09-08 00:47:27
Rating: 5
Comment: Great food and friendly service. All a la carte menu.

Name: K**** G*****
Date: 2018-08-24 13:26:52
Rating: 4
Comment: Nice atmosphere, good food, non-sushi items available as well, good service

Name: J**** K*****
Date: 2018-08-21 22:03:02
Rating: 5
Comment: Owners are the cooks. Great sushi. Great atmosphere. Explained everything and reasonable prices.

Name: E* B*******
Date: 2018-08-10 01:44:14
Rating: 5
Comment: So much better than i was expecting for a strip mall in ballwin

Name: J*** S******
Date: 2018-08-10 01:07:28
Rating: 1
Comment: Sushi was mealy and served warm. Bill was $19.21 for 6 pieces of sushi. This place is overrated and overpriced.

Name: c****** b***
Date: 2018-07-23 06:08:29
Rating: 1
Comment: Plain bad imitated very not autenthic sushi bar. Id rather eat frozen roll from costco.

Name: T***** B**
Date: 2018-07-11 03:55:57
Rating: 5
Comment: Might just be the BEST sushi restaurant I have ever been to. 2 words.. Tuna Tower!!
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Name: T***** T*******
Date: 2018-05-14 05:45:46
Rating: 5
Comment: Delicious! Amazing lunch special. I wish we lived closer!!!!!!

Name: A*** D*******
Date: 2018-04-18 20:55:23
Rating: 5
Comment: One of my favorite sushi restaurants in St.Louis. Im pretty much there every week or two.

Name: R**** H*****
Date: 2018-04-13 03:48:00
Rating: 3
Comment: Good sushi but felt like we were getting kicked out at 9:30 because they were slow when hours stated differently on web page. Service was ok. Atmosphere ok.

Name: M**** O******
Date: 2018-03-31 12:14:55
Rating: 5
Comment: My favorite sushi in saint Louis!

Name: J*** D*
Date: 2018-03-22 18:27:41
Rating: 5
Comment: Kalbi bento box was a great value pick!

Name: M*** P******
Date: 2018-03-20 01:33:40
Rating: 4
Comment: If service was better would be five starts because the sushi is insanely good. A bit pricey though, but worth it.

Name: R**** B*****
Date: 2018-03-16 03:12:09
Rating: 5
Comment: Great staff, fantastic food! Tuna tower is the best!

Name: C****** W*****
Date: 2018-03-16 01:28:33
Rating: 5
Comment: Amazing service, great food made with top notch ingredients. Sorry former favorite sushi place, Izakaya Ren stole my heart!

Name: J*** I****
Date: 2018-03-13 03:49:29
Rating: 5
Comment: LOVE THIS PLACE!! You have to try the Corona Roll though!!!

Name: J***** S*****
Date: 2018-03-07 02:03:19
Rating: 4
Comment: Good sushi, but slow service

Name: S***** W********
Date: 2018-03-04 18:30:25
Rating: 5
Comment: OMG the BEST food I have ever had. Will return.

Name: B*** L*******
Date: 2018-03-02 19:27:40
Rating: 5
Comment: Lunch was excellent, both the three roll combo and Bento box

Name: L***** B****
Date: 2018-02-17 03:10:36
Rating: 5
Comment: This is our go to sushi spot. Almost an every Friday night takeout tradition. Great food and great service. Can’t be beat.

Name: J***** M****
Date: 2018-02-15 01:52:04
Rating: 1
Comment: Understaffed; sushi is decent, but definitely not worth the wait.

Name: J****
Date: 2018-02-11 12:58:42
Rating: 5
Comment: Excellent service. Great prices. Great sushi.

Name: R*** N***
Date: 2018-02-11 05:25:35
Rating: 4
Comment: My 2nd favorite Japanese restaurant in the area. The restaurant is very nice and great place to have a quiet meal. Their also very fast when i order carry out.

Name: P**** H**********
Date: 2018-02-07 00:14:22
Rating: 5
Comment: Best hole in the wall sushi restaurant

Name: M A
Date: 2018-02-04 01:45:23
Rating: 5
Comment: My go-to sushi stop when passing through STL, sushi is always fresh, shumai excellently prepared, and one of the few places you can get bulgogi. Also diverse sake selection (usually about a dozen).

Name: S**** L*********
Date: 2018-01-19 01:58:13
Rating: 5
Comment: One of my favorite sushi places in STL! My favorite appetizer is the taco wasabi. Which can be only found here!

Name: L*** B*****
Date: 2018-01-05 02:10:40
Rating: 5
Comment: Really good sushi. I would ask server for recommendation as menu descriptions arent the best in terms of spicy_ read the descriptions and ignore the words (Hot!) .This is my new favorite sushi place

Name: J** B****
Date: 2018-01-04 16:00:17
Rating: 5
Comment: Love this place. The location is great & the food is very fresh.

Name: D****** G
Date: 2018-01-01 16:26:12
Rating: 5
Comment: This place is great! Have been there multiple times and keep coming back. Food quality is excellent. Definitely recommend it!

Name: L*** C******
Date: 2017-12-30 19:03:54
Rating: 5
Comment: Love this place! Everything we have tried has been great. Hidden gem.

Name: B***** P****
Date: 2017-12-15 04:42:34
Rating: 5
Comment: Best sushi in St. Louis. Ive been pretty much everywhere and by far the freshest fish. Also, if you dont try their Korean dishes youre a fool.

Name: J** H*****
Date: 2017-12-14 23:40:45
Rating: 4
Comment: From out of town and wanted sushi. Place is clean, people are nice, and the food is fresh and good. Would definitely revisit if Im in the area again.

Name: S**** D******
Date: 2017-12-06 23:56:53
Rating: 5
Comment: We LOVE this sushi bar. Great selection, delicious food and friendly staff. The owner comes out every time we visit to make sure everything is satisfactory. I cannot say enough good things about this place.

Name: V*********
Date: 2017-10-29 00:23:15
Rating: 5
Comment: Everything I got was good and the waiting staff is friendly and helpful.
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Name: K*** A*******
Date: 2017-10-26 22:34:34
Rating: 3
Comment: Foods delicious but the service sucked. My server complains she have to answer the phone

Name: W**** C************
Date: 2017-10-10 02:03:49
Rating: 5
Comment: Try the tuna tower. You will not be disappointed!

Name: B** T******
Date: 2017-09-26 20:35:29
Rating: 2
Comment: Food wasn’t that great. They made it right by taking off some food that was on our bill we didn’t eat or like. Service was excellent, the place was nice. Just didn’t like the food.

Name: A**** M********
Date: 2017-09-06 19:57:40
Rating: 5
Comment: Im a big fan of their chicken teriyaki and always made a point to grab lunch here when I was visiting out of town. Sushi is also really yummy. If I lived closer I would definitely visit more. Ample parking. Be mindful they close between lunch and dinner.

Name: M*** S******
Date: 2017-09-03 00:11:47
Rating: 4
Comment: Friendly staff, good food.

Name: C****** V*****
Date: 2017-09-01 23:02:32
Rating: 4
Comment: In the top three for sushi in st.louis. get the tuna tower.

Name: S****** M****
Date: 2017-08-28 15:20:30
Rating: 5
Comment: Best sushi Ive had in St. Louis. The bulgogi roll is phenomenal.

Name: J**** R******
Date: 2017-08-22 23:15:58
Rating: 5
Comment: Very impressive! Great rolls - highly recommend the Volcano! If you like some well done slow spice, Hells Gate is excellent. Nice ambiance/decor, good service. Ive been to several of the very well known sushi places in STL (and other cities), and this one ranks right up there with any of them. Expect typical $8 - $10ish for standard rolls, and $12 - $15ish for signature ones, and completely worth it.

Name: A**** A******
Date: 2017-08-21 03:08:22
Rating: 5
Comment: Try the tuna tower, you wont regret it!

Name: C****
Date: 2017-08-01 15:24:39
Rating: 5
Comment: Been here twice. Great appetizers, sushi, and drink options!

Name: E*** J******
Date: 2017-07-25 21:26:33
Rating: 5
Comment: Love this place! Great service and sushi selection!

Name: T***** A*****
Date: 2017-07-12 17:34:06
Rating: 5
Comment: Really good food! Service was awesome. Thanks for the great lunch.

Name: S**** O***
Date: 2017-06-27 02:14:50
Rating: 4
Comment: Sushi is always amazing! Relaxing atmosphere. The miso is everything. They also offer vegetarian options!

Name: A***** W***
Date: 2017-06-03 00:33:44
Rating: 4
Comment: Great food! Seriously, GREAT FOOD. Wonderful atmosphere and friendly staff. I highly recommend it. They lose a star because service is typically slow. Go into it with the mindset that youre there to enjoy the ambience and your sushi and its fine. (Seriously, who rushes sushi?!?) Highly recommended!

Name: J******* W****
Date: 2017-05-26 22:48:27
Rating: 5
Comment: Wonderful staff, great food, fun atmosphere!!

Name: N**** F*****
Date: 2017-05-23 19:07:34
Rating: 3
Comment: Diverse menu. Did not love the sushi.

Name: J***** W*********
Date: 2017-01-21 23:40:59
Rating: 5
Comment: One of the best, if not the best sushi place in STL. Consistent high quality, fair prices, and an amazing tuna tower!

Name: K**** H***
Date: 2017-01-05 18:42:05
Rating: 5
Comment: My favorite sushi with bonus Korean

Name: L***** D**********
Date: 2016-12-26 18:38:52
Rating: 5
Comment: My boyfriend and I are always on the hunt for a great sushi restaurant, and this our favorite sushi restaurant so far! The service is consistently friendly and helpful. The sushi is always fresh, presented beautifully, and all the ingredients come together perfectly!

Name: M**** M****
Date: 2016-11-28 05:30:12
Rating: 5
Comment: Excellent quality fish. Delicately prepared rolls. Reasonably priced. Great service and friendly staff. Their miso soup and udon noodles are also excellent. The white emperor roll is my favorite.

Name: L***** E**********
Date: 2016-06-14 20:08:58
Rating: 5
Comment: This is the best Sushi around. They have lots of vegetarian rolls. The staff is very friendly.

Name: T*** F
Date: 2016-04-30 00:35:01
Rating: 5
Comment: Hands down...Best sushi place in town. Tasty tempura...amazing tuna tower...not sure if you can go wrong with anything on the menu honestly. Super friendly staff. Have been and will keep returning here.

Name: J***** B****
Date: 2016-04-10 01:17:43
Rating: 5
Comment: Food is moderately priced and the servings definitely hit the spot. Recommend their sushi rolls any day

Name: B****** K*****
Date: 2016-02-08 21:10:30
Rating: 4
Comment: They have a good selection and friendly staff.

Name: A****** B****
Date: 2015-11-02 21:36:35
Rating: 4
Comment: Good place to grab sushi in the area

Name: M**** P******
Date: 2015-09-27 01:56:45
Rating: 5
Comment: Great place serves amazing food, the staff is friendly and happy to see you at the door, food is top class same as food presentation. Would definitely recommend.

Name: P***** K (*************
Date: 2015-09-02 03:21:44
Rating: 5
Comment: I... Love... This... Restaurant! We go very often and always get special rolls. The best one there is the Tuna Tower, it is an amazing tower of spicy tuna, a delicious formula of crab mix, avocado, and rice. The sauces that they have are amazing and not sickly sweet. The atmosphere is very nice and dark and the service is very nice. We were immediately welcomed when we walked in by the kitchen staff and owner in Japanese and were served very quickly. This is by far the best sushi restaurant in St. Louis.

Name: a** l*****
Date: 2015-08-28 22:42:52
Rating: 5
Comment: Love it. Best sushi hands downRen Roll delicious.

Name: K** H******
Date: 2015-07-17 21:40:45
Rating: 5
Comment: Best sushi my family has ever had. We try sushi restraunts ever where we travel and again Izakaya Ren is the best. The staff is friendly and alway happy to see you. I would recommend you try it. : D

Name: G** G********
Date: 2015-05-27 23:03:19
Rating: 5
Comment: Off the beaten path and youre unlikely to discover it when you search for Japanese food in STL unless they start paying google more for ad placement :) but I can say this is the most authentic izakaya in STL by far. Happy hour prices are very good. I think the owners are Korean because you see a lot of Korean staples mixed in with traditional Japanese izakaya fare. Both are excellent - highly recommend the bulgogi, staples like the Takoyaki and hamachi Kama, and kimchi fried rice. Also the sushi is very good for the price

Name: D**** P******
Date: 2013-12-24 17:05:07
Rating: 5
Comment: This is by far m favorite restaurant in the Lou. It is quiet, friendly and the food is what I love. The owner is Korean and in addition to being a great sushi chef, he also makes the best Kal-Bi and Kimchi I have ever had. I grew up in Hawaii with many asian influences and Korean and Japanese were always my favorites. Izakaya Ren does a great job of incorporating the things I love best into a kind of fusion offering. An example; the Crunch Bulgogi Hand Roll. This is a japanese style sushi hand roll with Rice, Bulgogi (Korean bar b que beef), cucumber, srirachi mayo, and topped with tempura crumbles. I wake up in the middle of the night wanting those. My wife loves the Spicy Scallop Hand Roll or the Yum Yum Roll. Both have scallops and an awesome spicy sauce like nothing I have ever seen.The owner is a great guy. We always come with our 12-year old and he always comes by with a Ramune (Japanese soda). The staff is friendly and they always shout a welcome from the kitchen when you enter and a thank you when you leave.Oh, I almost forgot the best part...$1 second beer. I love the Japanese lagers and they have them all in the 22 Ounce bottles. Buy one (+/- $5.00) and the second is only a buck...all the time. I find myself getting a second even if I dont need it and a get a couple of glasses to share with other diners. Kind of fun that way.This is a great place, excellent for couples, happy hour or families.

Name: E****** S******
Date: 2013-08-09 20:39:42
Rating: 5
Comment: Love this place.. close to home, quiet, off the beaten path and affordable...Beats the cost of airfare back to Naha, Okinowa!!! :) The authenticity is awesome, I speak from experience.

Name: K******** M*****
Date: 2011-10-30 02:34:31
Rating: 5
Comment: Love this place!! The sushi is excellent! The Garlic tuna is my favorite. The chicken teriyaki is really good. The appetizer of the fried calamari is the best I ever had! Too bad Im conditioned to want marina sauce with it and there is none here. :( Over all worth coming here for the food. I live near here and it a regular place I go to.
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